CITO events are not all about collecting Trash
Come along and help mow a meadow ... with a scythe
Sunday 14th September 2014 (11am to 3pm)
Slader’s Leigh, a Local Nature Reserve, is a limestone flower meadow with many lowland limestone wild flowers; the habitat is maintained by cutting and raking the vegetation at the end of the summer flowering – that’s about now.
The Mendip Society is very dependent on volunteer help and this year I am hoping that there will be lots of geocachers to help scythe and rake the 1.7 acres as this is the most eco friendly way to manage the meadow.
If you would like to try your hand at this safe, rhythmic, relaxing countryside skill there will be expert scythers on hand to help and encourage you, with easy to use, light weight Austrian scythes.
However, if you don't want to scythe, then you will be able to help rake up and move the cuttings.
It is easier when the weather is damp, so don't worry if it is (or has been) raining (although we would prefer a nice sunny day!)
Children must be tall enough to handle the scythes properly.
Bring along a picnic lunch and drinks - and even a camping chair or rug